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Getac Donates Rugged Mobile Solutions To Provide Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team With Powerful Technology Upgrade
Getac Donates Rugged Mobile Solutions To Provide Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team With Powerful Technology Upgrade

Getac, a globally renowned rugged mobile computing manufacturer, has come to the aid of the Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team (CBMRT) with the donation of powerful rugged mobile devices, along with accompanying accessories from its partners.  The new solutions replace the CBMRT’s original IT equipment, which was lost during a devastating fire at its base of operations in Merthyr Tydfil, and provide a significant technology upgrade in the process. Rugged mobile devices The Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team (CBMRT) is a voluntary organization covering the Central Brecon Beacons, including South Wales’ highest mountain, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Corn Du, as well as the Ystradfellte waterfalls. Getac donated the ZX70 fully rugged Android tablets and F110 fully rugged Windows tablets The CBMRT responds to over 120 incidents a year, with rescues often taking place in extremely challenging conditions. Many areas of the national park are also very remote, which can make effective coordination between rescue teams difficult without the right equipment. Getac donated the ZX70 fully rugged Android tablets and F110 fully rugged Windows tablets, both of which feature a host of innovative technologies that greatly enhance the CBMRT's capabilities during time-sensitive operations. Integrated with Lumibond touchscreen technology Getac’s revolutionary Lumibond touchscreen technology means rescuers can view and operate the devices in all weather conditions, from bright sunlight to heavy rain, and even while wearing gloves. The powerful inbuilt 4G LTE connectivity also enables team members to remotely log-in to the SARCALL incident management platform from any location, where they can liaise with other rescue parties, coordinate searches and provide real-time updates. Vehicle docking stations Secure vehicle docking stations with compact and robust Zirkona mounting brackets were also donated by Gamber-Johnson, while Lind Electronics provided high-quality, rugged vehicle power adaptors that together meet the requirements of the most demanding and harsh environments. These have been used to create fully integrated solutions in both the front and rear of the CBMRT’s three new response vehicles, allowing the devices to be safely used when in transit, then detached and taken into the field once teams are at the scene of an incident. Getac tablets Mountain rescue can be hard on equipment, but Getac tablets and accompanying accessories perform flawlessly" “When we’re trying to locate a person in need of our help, the last thing we want to worry about is our devices,” said Penny Brockman, Team Leader, Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team. Penny adds, “Mountain rescue can be very hard on equipment, but our Getac tablets and accompanying accessories perform flawlessly in even the toughest conditions, meaning we can stay focused on the task at hand, which is saving lives.” Technology in frontline emergency response “Technology is playing an increasingly important role in frontline emergency response and when the CBMRT lost all of its equipment in the fire, both we and our partners were more than happy to step in,” said Chris Bye, President, Getac UK Ltd. Chris adds, “With the new rugged solutions in place, rescue teams have everything they need to communicate and coordinate effectively in the field, giving the best possible chance of success.”

RapidDeploy Lightning Partner Program To Create End-To-End Cloud Public Safety Ecosystem
RapidDeploy Lightning Partner Program To Create End-To-End Cloud Public Safety Ecosystem

RapidDeploy, the provider of Cloud Aided Dispatch software for emergency communications centers, announces the launch of its Lightning Partner Program. The Program creates an integrated end-to-end ecosystem of visionary technology partners who believe in democratizing public safety utilizing cloud native technology. The solutions, integrated across Microsoft’s Azure Government cloud, will provide a comprehensive platform for public safety agencies. Lightning Partners share RapidDeploy’s vision of secure, modern interfaces that are easy to deploy and affordable to Public Safety agencies of all sizes. RapidDeploy announces the first six Lighting Partners focused on enabling the mobile digital transformation for law enforcement response, situational awareness, evidence and records management: GeoComm, Getac Video Solutions, Optimum Technology, and Orion Labs. Lightning Partner Program RapidDeploy is committed to eliminating data silos and following open interface standards in order to enable the best possible user experience for public safety agencies. “Our Lightning Partners represent a long-term commitment to open collaboration on truly innovative solutions that will save lives and enable the digital transformation of public safety,” said Steven Raucher, CEO and Co-Founder of RapidDeploy. RapidDeploy and its Lightning Partners are driving solutions that ensure safer first responders and communities" “We are creating seamless interoperability with secure, best-in-class cloud technology integrations.” “RapidDeploy and its Lightning Partners are driving solutions that ensure safer first responders and communities. By all of these companies deploying on Azure Government, they seamlessly build in security and compliance standards that resiliently support the entire public safety ecosystem,” said Richard Zak, director, Justice & Public Safety Solutions at Microsoft Corp. Samsung DeX in Vehicle “Samsung mobile devices and solutions, such as Samsung DeX in Vehicle, are built to enable our partners with unique customization capabilities while also ensuring defense-grade security when connecting with secure cloud systems,” said Reginald Jones, Head of Public Sector at Samsung Electronics America.  “Initiatives like RapidDeploy’s Lightning Partner program speak to a common goal to deliver first responders secure mobile end points that enhance real time information sharing, increase mobility, and deliver flexibly to meet the growing needs of their digital tools.” GIS Data Hosting - GeoComm “GeoComm is excited to partner with the leading cloud-based CAD solutions provider in RapidDeploy on our shared mission to provide highly available, secure 9-1-1 GIS hosting solutions to improve emergency response,” said John Bryant, GeoComm President & CEO. Body worn cameras & in-car video systems - Getac Video Solutions “Getac Video Solutions’ body cameras, in car video systems and software solutions provide customers unified and secure access to field evidence data including live streaming, allowing instantaneous situational awareness with Getac Real Time Command utilizing Microsoft IoT Edge and Azure Government cloud,” said Tom Guzik, President of Getac Video Solutions Inc. “The Lightning interactions will allow Getac Video customers to have connected and rich data quickly and efficiently.” Law Enforcement RMS - Optimum "As CAD and RMS partners, Optimum Technology and RapidDeploy offer an integrated solution with a shared vision for the future of law enforcement technology" said Melissa Winesburg, Director of Law Enforcement at Optimum Technology. AI-Enabled Push-To-Talk - Orion Labs “As the leading voice services platform, Orion integrates with RapidDeploy’s cloud dispatch system to enable heads-up and real-time access to data from the RapidDeploy system,” said Greg Albrecht, CTO of Orion Labs. “RapidDeploy’s Lightning Partner program gives users in the field the critical resources they need to get the job done with minimal distractions.”

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